We highlight events from across UBC and the Faculty of Medicine to appeal to a broad range of members in our community. Please contact us if you would like to see events added.

Alone in the Ring: A Research-Based Theatre Production About Disability Inclusion In Healthcare

October 14, 2021 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Led by Dr. Tal Jarus and her interdisciplinary research team from the University of British Columbia, Alone in the Ring aims to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion in the health and human service professions and education by highlighting the barriers that students and clinicians with disabilities in health and human service professions experience. In bringing Alone in the Ring to campus during the Annual Stanford School of Medicine Diversity Week and National Disability Employment Awareness Month, SMAC and Stanford Medicine and the Muse hope to continue the discussion on how to spark and sustain change towards inclusive workspaces. Alone in the Ring is followed by a discussion between the team and audience members. During the presentation, audience members are encouraged to reflect: How inclusive is your workspace? How could you make it more accessible?

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Identity Matters: Connecting Power, Privilege and Bias to Anti-Racism Work

October 20, 2021 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop has been designed for instructors who are interested in joining conversations about anti-racism and looking for an entry point to their learning journey. This session introduces fundamental concepts such as power, privilege, and positionally, which are essential for understanding racism or developing anti-racist teaching practices.

The goal of this session is that participants develop a basic knowledge base about power and privilege, and its application to racism. As such, this session is not going to delve into “how to teach” with the ideas such as inclusion, equity, and anti-racism. If you already have this knowledge base, this session may not meet your expectations, and we recommend you to consider taking one of the more advanced Anti-Racist Teaching Workshops. If you have the knowledge base and still would like to engage in conversations with other participants, you are more than welcome to join the session.

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Inclusive Teaching: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

October 26, 2021 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm

This session is for anyone who teaches at UBC who is looking for an introduction to inclusive teaching practices. Be introduced to the literature underpinning inclusive teaching and discuss why inclusive practices in the classroom are important, including considerations for the online environment. You will explore diversity amongst UBC’s student population. You will have an opportunity to learn, discuss and share inclusive teaching practices. You will leave the workshop with a range of practices and resources to continue exploring.

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Building Resilience for the Long Term with Thara Vayali

October 27, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Resilience is the panacea of the year. It is supposed to get us through every adverse situation and allow us to get back to business. No doubt, resilience is a key part of coping with and overcoming adverse events – but when is it time for resilience vs. restoration? In this interactive 1.5 hour workshop you will spend time learning:

  • the basic tenets of stress physiology and how this pandemic has impacted it
  • specific neuroscience on self-regulation and the use of technology at work
  • your unique response that determines when resiliency or restoration are appropriate

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Indigenous Initiatives Design Series

Series start date: October 28, 2021

A three-part workshop series is for anyone who is interested in integrating Indigenous content and ways of knowing into a course or learning project they are developing. The series has been intentionally designed to span 3 required workshops, where participants have the opportunity to reflect on their learnings in between sessions and adapt the learning to fit their own context.

The goal of the series is to create space for instructors and members of the UBC teaching and learning community who come to Indigenous topics with different levels of knowledge and expertise to: share practices; redesign elements of their teaching and learning projects and resources; model and explore educational materials; and apply classroom climate principles to everyday learning design situations.

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IBPOC STEM Network Series: Stories and strategies from women and non-binary faculty, staff and trainees

Series start date: October 28, 2021

If you are an IBPOC woman (Indigenous, black, person of colour), including both cis and trans identities, or an IBPOC non-binary person within a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field at UBC, you are invited to join this ongoing virtual networking series in which you will have the opportunity to build community.

The panelists will speak about their personal and academic life trajectory as well as challenges they have faced and strategies to enhance their own success as an IBPOC woman or non-binary person in STEM. Depending on the specific role of the panelist, we may also ask the panelist to share their experiences and learnings related to advancing equity, inclusion and decolonization within academia.

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CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in

November 4, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Do you have questions about how to thoughtfully integrate Indigenous content and representation into your course work? Curious about how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements in online meetings or events at UBC? Indigenous Initiatives’ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are great place to explore these topics, connect with others on the same learning path, or just get to know the CTLT Indigenous Initiatives team.

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Cultural Humility and Allyship: Change Starts With Me

November 4, 2021 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm

This presentation for all students in Faculty of Medicine programs will include practical tips to support you on your cultural humility journey. This interactive webinar will be led by facilitator Shannon Beauchamp (Migizi Miigwan Equae), who will introduce key concepts regarding Cultural Safety, including cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, cultural competency, cultural humility, relational practice, trauma and intergenerational trauma, trauma stewardship, accountability, and allyship. View the poster

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Indigenous Scholars Panel: Decolonization, Indigenization and Reconciliation within STEM

November 18, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm

In this session that is co-presented by Equity and Inclusion in Action: STEM Series and CTLT Classroom Climate Series, a panel of Indigenous scholars within STEM at UBC will share about their work in decolonizing or Indigenizing science and teaching. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a discussion about how to deepen your own engagement with UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan and identify your own actions in terms of research, service and teaching. While this session focuses on STEM disciplines, it is open to all UBC faculty, staff, and students. This event is part of the EDI in STEM series and is co-hosted by the EIO, Skylight, CTLT Indigenous Initiatives, and the Faculties of Science, Applied Science, Forestry, and Land and Food Systems.

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Anti-Racist Teaching Workshops

This workshop series is for UBC faculty, staff, and educators who wish to cultivate a teaching or facilitation practice that serves as a form of solidarity, and is premised upon research and popular education pedagogy in the areas of anti-racism, equity, and inclusion.

Series start date: May 10, 2021.

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Where are all the Black People? Series

The purpose of this speaker series is to foreground Black voices in fields where Blackness is particularly underrepresented, and provide actionable and measurable strategies to UBC to increase Black representation and Black excellence in these fields. Speakers from Canada and abroad will be highlighted.

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Equity and Inclusion Office – Through the Lens Series

Through the Lens is a series of interactive workshops designed to enhance UBC staff, faculty and community members’ understanding of diversity, while offering practical ideas for creating a more equitable and inclusive campus.

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